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Wednesday, November 02, 2022 at 13:17

Inauguration of the URJC University for the Elderly in Fuenlabrada

Inauguration of the URJC University for the Elderly in Fuenlabrada Inauguration of the URJC University for the Elderly in Fuenlabrada

The Fuenlabrada campus opens its doors to 62 new students from the University for the Elderly, who will enjoy a special discount for being registered in the Madrid town

Núria Ripoll

More than 2000 people benefit from the University of Seniors of the URJC, a program that is already implemented in the Aranjuez, Móstoles and Madrid-Vicálvaro campuses and consists of two cycles: the first is structured in three academic years (1st, 2nd and 3rd), in each year a total of of four subjects, two per semester. Those who complete it may enroll in the second cycle, which consists of two other academic years (4th and 5th).

On November 8, the campus will welcome more than 60 new students, who, due to the fact that they are registered in the municipality, will be able to enjoy a reduction of 240 euros in their registration, paying only 60 euros of the 300 that it costs in total. .

For his part, the director of the School, Jose Manuel Azcona, has declared that the implementation of the School "will bring together two generations". “Coexistence between young and old in common spaces will create a perfect symbiosis between both”, explains the director.

The program, which keeps its registration period open until November 6, offers for the 2022-2023 academic year the subjects: 'Spain through Art (from Antiquity to the Renaissance)' and 'Milestones of Universal Literature' , which will be taught during the first semester of the course. In the second, 'History of Spain: from Antiquity to the XNUMXth century' and 'With good words and non-verbal language'.

This initiative, explains Azcona, is very well received among those interested, "the only requirement that must be met is to be over 50 years old, and although a large part of those registered are graduates, there is also a large number of people who are not. , but they are all very interested in learning.” The program is having such an impact that, according to the director, Latin American countries are beginning to transfer this learning method to their classrooms.

“The objective of this program is to welcome, we trust that it will reach more people, it is a project that meets an important social demand, and that each year welcomes more people” explains the director.